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Apache HTTPD: HTTP/2 CONTINUATION denial of service (CVE-2016-8740)

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
5 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) December 05, 2016 December 05, 2016 January 08, 2018


The HTTP/2 protocol implementation (mod_http2) had an incomplete handling of the LimitRequestFields directive. This allowed an attacker to inject unlimited request headers into the server, leading to eventual memory exhaustion.

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